22nd September, World Carfree Day

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World Carfree Day 2009

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Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks.

Let World Carfree Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like with less cars.

As the climate heats up, World Carfree Day is the perfect time to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.

So take the time, browse the links and resources provided, and join in on the celebrations!

World Carfree Day Has Gone Wiki!

Last year, Harrogate joined thousands of towns and cities across Europe to take part in its first ever Car Free Day. Widespread support from all parts of the community resulted in the town’s roads being noticeably quieter at peak times. The Council’s traffic monitoring systems revealed that were over 2,400 less cars on three of the town’s roads for that day.

Join Harrogate Car Free day bike ride through town, starting at Harrogate College (leaving 5.30pm) and ending at St Peter’s Church. All ages welcomed as stewards will be available. Route is Rayleigh Road, Hamilton Avenue, Warwick, Crescent, St. James Drive, Stray Rein, South Park Road, Victoria Avenue, Station Parade, West Park, Prospect Crescent, ending at St. Peter’s Church.

Over 90 people participated in last years and we hoping for more this year!


Read on to find out about this year’s event including how to register for FREE Bike hire and FREE Bus tickets........

As I am a green Childminder I walk or cycle to St Robets School every day with the children and I offer 10% discount to families who don't use a car. Not costing the Earth. On Carfree Day I will cycle to Knaresborough where I now work during school hours.

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